International design practice Aedas scooped prize for Best Overall Project in the Middle East for its Al Bahr Towers project in Abu Dhabi.
Already winning Commercial Project of the Year for the same project, the award was presented to Aedas by Dani Bterrani, CEO of 3dr Models.
The judges praised the project for its manner of incorporating elements of traditional Islamic design into the overall structure, particularly admiring the intricate façade of the towers.
Collecting the award was Michael R. Fowler, managing director, Middle East at Aedas.
Commenting on the significance of the towers, he said: “Obviously the facade is the unique feature but an important thing about this project is that it combines art and technology. The technology part speaks of its sustainable merits while the art part speaks of the Islamic tradition with a modern integration.”
He added: “Al Bahr Towers bring Islamic art and architecture into the 21st century.”
USE Studio’s 4* 12 Studio was highly commended for this category, described by the judges as a “delightfully crafted building full of joy and wit.”